Over the years, we have developed specialist knowledge in several niche sectors including the police, military, family businesses and Jewish divorces.
Police divorce and Children Law
McAlister Family Law is home to the country’s leading police divorce and children law team.Managing partner Amanda McAlister was the first family law solicitor to recognise that police officers often get a raw deal in the courts, so she built and trained a specialist team dedicated to ensuring that police officers get the best possible representation.Amanda headed the family teams at Gorvins, Russell Jones and Walker and Slater and Gordon Lawyers before going on to up her own specialist practice.
The McAlister team are fully versed in all aspects of Police Family Law including pensions and divorce, shift patterns and child contact.
National Crime Officers Association (NCOA)
McAlister Family Law is a preferred service partner of the NCOA and have been working with the organisation since its creation.We are fully aware of the journey that many NCO officers have undertaken both in terms of their change of career and pension changes.We know that many officers work outside of the UK and that confidentiality is key.
Military divorce and Children Law
Legally, military personnel who are getting divorced are no different than anyone else, so the procedural process is the same. However, if you are in the military or are a military spouse, there are some additional factors that can affect your divorce and it is therefore imperative that you seek advice from a specialist family lawyer.
The McAlister Family Law team have unrivalled experience in military pensions and divorce and have represented personnel of all ranks in the Army, Navy and RAF.
Jewish divorce and children law
If you are Jewish and you want to remarry within the Jewish faith you will need a Get as well as a civil divorce. The highly respected Liz Cowell specialises in Jewish divorce and can provide you with expert advice to ensure that you can move forward to happier times.
Family businesses and divorce
Businesses form part of the assets to be shared on divorce and are a central part of financial proceedings and discussions on divorce. Valuing business interests is extremely difficult. Sometimes there is an unrealistic emphasis put on the value of the business when dividing up the family assets. This can lead to a multitude of problems, so it is paramount you seek the advice of an expert early in the divorce process. The McAlister Family Law team have vast amounts of experience in representing both the owners and spouses of family business and as such regularly receive referrals from commercial law firms, accountants and tax advisors.